(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 750 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, February 16th.

There have been 342,282 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 93
  • Fraser Health: 167
  • Island Health: 105
  • Interior Health: 277
  • Northern Health: 108
  • Resident outside Canada: 0

There are now a total of 762 people in hospital with COVID-19, 121 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

11 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 2,777.


  • There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks in the province.
  • The outbreaks at Queen’s Park Care Centre (Fraser Health), Arrowsmith Lodge and Woodgrove Manor (Island Health)  have been declared over.
  • There are a total of 36 ongoing health care outbreaks in the province.
  • There are currently 21 health care outbreaks in the Island Health region.


As of Wednesday, February 16th:

  • 11,176,710 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC.

You can view the worldwide stats here.

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